What are the unique opportunities for teachers in SciRes?

  • The SciRes program brings a graduate student content expert into a teacher’s classroom to partner with the teacher to develop engaging activities and effective lesson plans.
  • The graduate student also serves as a thriving STEM professional role model.
  • The partnership enhances teachers’ coverage of the TEKS.

 

What teachers and principals are saying about their experience with SciRes:

“SciRes helped me covering the TEKS by giving me access to experts who would show my students how the material is applied which helps with theory” Teresa Oleniczak, Anderson HS

“The resident came up with creative and exciting ways to teach the TEKS” Judy Buckles, Gattis ES

“I love the program and think it is a really valuable resource, my students have really responded well to science, they have so many hands-on activities and they really look forward to the visits” Kristy Kessler, Blackland Prairie ES

“SciRes gets kids excited about careers in science” Jessica Davis, Bowie HS

“The program is truly a great offering that we in AISD should take advantage of. When asked if it felt like extra work, 6th grade science teacher Kelly Grieve said ‘No way! Katrina helped me brainstorm ideas for the typically most boring and dry TEKS! My students and I both benefited from this partnership.’ As an administrator, this is exactly the sort of program we should be looking for; there’s no downside and both institutions (and participants) benefit.”  Adam Holman, Assistant Principal, Murchison MS

 

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Teachers Kristy Kessler of Blackland Prairie ES and Trevor Hance of Laurel Mtn ES talk about the SciRes program: https://www.youtube.com/user/UTesi

 How to apply:

Applications for 2017-2018 year are now open!! Click here to apply

If you have questions concerning the Scientist in Residence program, please contact the coordinator.

Natally Mendez, K-12 STEM Coordinator

natally@esi.utexas.edu; (512)232-5551